I'm new to this, but i need some help understanding what my doctor found during a recent endoscopy. First off I am 19 years old and was having upper right side pain with a little bit of heartburn here and there. well after having the endoscopy done the doctor came in with pictures and he said he found a nodule at the end of my esaphagus where it meets the stomach. but i dont know what a nodule is? he also found a decreased amount of ridges in my small intestine, looking at the pictures, i barely have any. is this something i should be concered about? he took the nodule out to run some tests on it, but i have to wait a week or 2 to find out the results. Can anyone help me?
When I had my scope done I also had this and was told that it was a taking for a biopsy it's a growth of some kind did he mention any swelling of the esophogus or if you had signs of reflux? Don't worry to much its part of getting scoped.
thank you guys so much! everything i was reading about these always had something to do with a cancer of some sorts. but i guess by reading all those i was pyshing myself out. Hopefully i will get my results soon. and no he didnt mention any swelling that i remember.
I'm guessing that's where the sphincter is. It's probably from the stomach acid constantly burning it. I'd be surprised if I didn't have it. Is endoscopy tough if you inflamed esophagus already and difficult swallowing?
First of all Janewhite I just noticed all your posts over the years thank you so much for all the info you must have shared over the years invaluable but the endo are very easy I have had 4 over a ten year span because I have Low grade Barrets They are a breeze well at least for me one time I thought he would find something big I was scheduled for one and I ahd a horrid lump in my throat but no just the normal gerds slightly inflamed throat the endo no worries
I don't know about the decreased ridges thing. Did every search I could think of, got nuthin.
I can tell you that the purpose of the ridges is to increase the surface area in your small intestine. Fewer ridges would make it more difficult for nutrients to move from the gut to the bloodstream. But I can't tell you WHY someone would have fewer ridges than normal.